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Pilots Rest

(Ref. 1122205)

Alnmouth, Northumberland Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

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  • clean (5)
  • kitchen (5)
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15 Customer Reviews

  • "Everything was perfect no complaints at all."

    Used it as a base to explore, perfectly situated.

    Reviewed by Jessica5.0Apr 2024

  • "Nice location but property while tidy, clearly hasn’t been maintained recently and some easy changes would make it much better."

    Evidence of damp in main room, blind on street side window broken, bulb out on main light and one on cooker hood, spotlights over kitchen give no light, mish mash of random glasses, crockery, cold room that only has one radiator which is behind a door. Plus tv aerial cable has exposed wires and causes the signal to be patchy. Light in between upstairs bedroom and bathroom gives hardly any light and flickers ominously. Blind in downstairs double bedroom broken, will not rotate slats. Whilst sheets seem clean, beds have general smell of old sweat, likely mattresses, pillows and duvet. No hairdryer

    Reviewed by Natalie1.9Mar 2024

  • "It was difficult to find a parking space but understand that its the same for the majority in Alnmouth."

    Arriving in the dark, the outside light was very dim to be able to gain access to the keysafe to the side of the front door. Booked for the Christmas week, it was disappointing to find no Christmas decorations. The house generally felt a little 'tired' and was not as clean as it could have been. Beds however were clean and very comfy. No handwash in bathrooms which would class as a basic provision by the owners, and toilet rolls provided were half rolls, obviously left over by previous guests. The main bathroom had no blind at the window. No kitchen cleaning products provided or dishwasher tablets apart from a small 'cleaning kit' in a box which included a wash up sponge, two bin bags and a miniscule bottle of washing up liquid. The standard lamp in the sitting room did not work so had to swap it with similar lamp (which was classed as a bedside lamp!) from the double bedroom on ground floor, as without it the sitting room was very gloomy at night. The heating had been left on full so the property certainly wasn't cold. Having said all that, would not rule out staying again but would bring more basic provisions in the knowledge that little offered at the property. Better bedside lamps for reading would be an improvement.

    Reviewed by Jonathan2.2Dec 2023

  • "We were particularly keen to use a staircase."

    We couldn't find one. The person on call asked us if we had requested one!how could we do this if we had not seen the place! Three days later someone phoned and invited me yo go to an office to resolve the problem! As we were leaving, we found one under a bed!

    Reviewed by Colin4.7Aug 2023

  • "One toilet did not flush."

    Reported it but no action. Towel rail not working even though we followed all instructions. Reported but no action. No place for soap by the bath. Tried the window sill but not waterproof so showed marks straight away. Wardrobe too narrow to hang clothes. No floor brush. Vacuum cleaner totally ineffective. Nowhere to store food in kitchen. Fridge too small to cope with the occupancy claimed. Parking, a nightmare. The cleaners told us they had already reported the faulty toilet a week before. Alnmouth is a lovely place but would not recommend Pilots Rest. Over priced for what you get.

    Reviewed by Charles2.5Jul 2023

  • "Comfortable and handy accommodation in the centre of Alnmouth."

    Minor maintenance problems speedily dealt with by local agent. Some guidance on the obscure parking regulations would be helpful. An ideal location for the Northumberland coast.

    Reviewed by Michael4.4Jul 2023

  • "Perfectly acceptable base to explore Northumberland coast."

    Property slightly let down by cleanliness standards. Also in need of a little maintenance. Overall happy and would stay again if these small things were improved upon.

    Reviewed by Rebecca2.8May 2023

  • "Great location on the main street close to shops bars and restaurants."

    Nice authentic feel with coastal decor and good views over the river. Good size with three bedrooms and good size living room diner, which is upstairs. The main bedroom is adjacent the kitchen diner/living room tv, which makes it a noisy room to sleep in, in general. Heating was on extremely low when we got there so the property was super cold, which was a bit uncomfortable in January. The living room could do with a re-jig so the sofas face the river view rather than have your back to it. No bins in bathrooms etc. All small issues, but all commented on by the people in our party. In general tho, we enjoyed the property, it’s a perfect location for the coastal area, walking, cycling and local facilities.

    Reviewed by Lesley Anne4.4Jan 2023

  • "Property was lovely and clean with everything we needed."

    In a great location in the centre of the village.

    Mar 2019

  • "Lovely property in a good location."

    There is no Wi-Fi to the property which is nice for getting away from every day stresses.

    Aug 2018

  • "Pilot´s Rest is a cosy little house with a comfortable living room and a nice kitchen."

    The bathrooms are beautiful, as is the kitchen.

    Aug 2018

  • "Excellent location, property is ample for 6 guests and 2 dogs."

    It was clean and tidy when we arrived and nicely decorated.

    Jul 2018

  • "Lovely property, very cosy and clean, perfect for a cold October week."

    Oct 2017

  • "Excellent location, once you know the parking regime in Alnmouth."

    Good sized rooms and comfortably furnished. Younger family members would have liked Wi-Fi but I didn't find it a problem to use The Red Lion's.

    Jun 2017

  • "We have stayed twice at this property for winter breaks."

    It is a lovely and spacious cottage, just off the main street and a short stroll to the beautiful beach.

    Feb 2017

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This property is part of the Northumbria Coast and Country Cottages collection.
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  • Three bedrooms: 1 x ground-floor twin, 1 x ground-floor double, 1 x king-size bed
  • Bathroom with roll-top bath, basin and WC
  • Ground-floor shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • First-floor open-plan living space with kitchen dining area and sitting area
  • Gas central heating
  • Electric oven, grill and hob, microwave, fridge, washing machine, dishwasher
  • TV/DVD player, iPod docking station, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair available
  • Unallocated roadside parking nearby
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 0.4 miles, pub 0.4 miles, beach 0.9 miles

The property

Your holiday begins as soon as you walk into Pilots Rest in Alnmouth, Northumberland.

The perfect base for a family on holiday or couples travelling together, the property is immaculately presented with blue hues and coastal décor throughout to remind guests of the stunning coastal location.

The open-plan living space is a delight to spend time in with an attractive seating area boasting an impressive vaulted ceiling, a stylish fully fitted kitchen and an elegant dining area with views over the rooftops of Alnmouth.

Guests can gather anywhere in this space and enjoy spending time together whether it’s chilling on the sofa, whipping up delicious food in the kitchen or tucking into hearty meals at the dining table.

Make sure you find time to have a long, relaxing soak in the roll-top bath and then you can step into any of the three, beautifully presented bedrooms; a twin, a double or a king-size.

All offer a calming sanctuary, ideal for resting your weary heads after a tiring day of exploring.

In the morning, you’re already in the perfect spot for discovering the delights of Alnmouth and beyond.

The charming village of Alnmouth is on the doorstep which boasts miles of sandy beaches, or you could take a short drive to Alnwick, famous for its castle and gardens.

Drive a little further to attractions such as Hadrian’s Wall, Howick Hall and Gardens, Dunstanburgh Castle and Northumberland Country Zoo.

Take a boat trip over to the Farne Islands where you might catch sight of an unusual bird or seal.

If you love wildlife, then you’ve come to the right place with RSPB reserves at Annstead Dunes and Hauxley Wildlife Discovery Centre.

A wonderful place for a holiday and a great base from which to explore the delights of Northumberland, Pilots Rest has it all.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £100.

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About the location


Alnwick 4 miles.

Situated just 4 miles east of Alnwick, Alnmouth is a charming resort popular with golfers and those seeking a peaceful holiday. The village lies on a narrow spit of land between the River Aln and the North Sea and was originally the port for Alnwick. Nowadays the area has returned to its unspoilt origins and offers a good variety of shops, pubs and restaurants as well as an excellent “links” golf course and some great rivers for fishing, as well as boasting miles and miles of splendid beaches and sand dunes to explore which afford stunning views of the North Sea. A short drive will bring you to Alnwick with its famous historic castle, The Alnwick Garden housing the Poison Garden which runs guided tours through dangerous botanicals and a variety of pubs and restaurants. Alnmouth is well situated for exploring Northumberland.

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This property offers the following short breaks:

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